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Immigration releases passport of #EndSARS promoter, Odele

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Nigeria Immigration Service has returned the seized passport of an # EndSARS promoter, Modupe Odele , on Monday.
Odele made this known in a tweet after retrieving the passport.

Immigration had asked Odele to come and pick her passport on Friday at 04 pm but couldn ’ t meet up.
While giving an update , Odele tweeted , “ Passport now picked up . No issues. I’ m told I can travel at any time . Thank you so much everyone for the help and concern . ”

Passport now picked up . No issues. I’ m told I can travel at any time . Thank you so much everyone for the help and concern 🙏 🏽
— Moe (@ Mochievous ) November 9 , 2020

She earlier complained that “( On the ) 1 st of November , I was stopped and my passport was taken some minutes to board this flight . No reason was given, other than “ you are under investigation ” .

“ Holding on to my passport without giving me any reason for it is a breach of my constitutional right . I’ ve not been informed of any investigation against me, I’ m not running . I am here . Investigate . ”The PUNCH reports that NIS ’ s returned the passport the ninth day after it was seized .

Odele , who provided legal assistance to protesters who were unjustly arrested by the authorities, was stopped at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport , Lagos , on Sunday on her way to the Maldives through Dubai .

However , the NIS said the passport of Modupe Odele was seized as part of a routine border assignment .

The spokesman for the NIS , Mr . Sunday James , said , “ When there is a directive from any agency of government not specific , we have to enforce either entry or restriction of entry by anybody who has been directed not to be allowed exit or entry and as a matter of fact , we cannot as a border management agency , allow anybody who has been restricted from leaving the country to go out and we cannot allow anybody who has been restricted from entry to enter .

“ So, it is a routine assignment and it has nothing to do with End SARS . We are the lead agency for the security management of the border . It has to do with the restriction order which we are duty – bound to enforce .

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